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BLACKMAIL: Using Restraining Orders to Extort and Punish

October 14, 2014

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“A blackmailer could attempt to blackmail someone with a threat to accuse him falsely, but we should expect such cases to be rare because the victim has a good remedy: sue the blackmailer for defamation. Good but not perfect, because the blackmailer may not have the resources to pay a legal judgment. Criminalizing this form […]

“restraining order ruins his life”: A Review of Queries Leading to This Blog

January 29, 2012

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Among the thousands of web searches that have drawn readers to this site over the past year and a half, a couple of noteworthy themes stand out. Here’s one: “abuse of process” “false report to a police officer” florida “abuse of process” & “order of protection” “abuse of process” and missouri “abuse of process” california […]